A Fall Mantel of blue and white and vintage Charles Dickens books was my plan for
“fall-fy-ing” the mantel this year.
I was thrilled when I found these books on one of my antiquing adventures this year
with my friend and day trip partner. Our motto: No place is too far!
This year my goal is to add touches of Fall with Fall colors and textures.
Of warm colors and surrounding myself with things that make me
and my home feel cozy.
This room has ceilings of approximately 20 plus feet at its peak.
The space above our mantel was quite large,
so the antique European wood and iron shutters fit the bill.
I must show a bit of discretion when decorating the mantel,
trying not to create a mantelscape that is too busy,
fighting against the rather busy backdrop.
The ginger jars by Ralph Lauren originally were in the French Country hutch
in the guest room. For the Fall season, they will live happily here,
and I love that I can see and enjoy them throughout the the day.
Not to mention how the blue and white go so well with pillows in the room.
I guess that is most likely because they are also by Ralph Lauren. 🙂
I also grabbed the pitcher from the guest room
and filled it with faux grasses and feathers.
A peek at part of the vintage Fall vignette on the coffee table
facing the fireplace.
I decided to keep my beautiful round wooden monogrammed plaque
by Ava Berry Lane as the color tones went well with the Fall mantel.
The Fall mantel this year is truly a mantel
that was a result of shopping the house.
I am surprisingly pleased with the Fall mantel this year.
I usually have it dressed with the bounty of Fall, such as garlands of fall leaves
and a pumpkin here and there. And the best of all,
is that my hubby gave it the two thumbs up.
AND, today, I am thrilled to be partying with 32 fabulous bloggers.
It is a tour of the greatest of Fall Ideas.
I am participating in the first day which is Fall Mantels.
Here is the lineup for today:
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